Downy Fabric Softener. To clean a wooden floor, mix one capful Downy
Fabric Softener in a plastic bucket filled with hot water and mop the floor.
Aside from giving the floor a fresh fragrance, Downy helps the mop lift dirt
Heinz White Vinegar. To give wooden floors a magnificent shine, mix
two parts Heinz White Vinegar to one part water in a bucket, dampen a soft,
clean cloth with the solution, and wipe down the floor.
Jet-Dry. To clean hardwood floors, mix four ounces Jet-Dry to four
cups water in a plastic bucket. Dip a soft cloth into the solution, wring it
out so the cloth is damp, and wipe the floors clean.
L’eggs Sheer Energy Panty Hose. Cut off one leg from a clean, used
pair of L’eggs Sheer Energy Panty Hose, insert a folded bath towel into the
leg, and use it to buff the floor by hand.
Lipton Tea Bags. Steep two Lipton Tea Bags in a quart of boiling
water, let cool, and pour into a plastic bucket. Dip a soft cloth into the
tea, wring it out so the cloth is damp, and wipe the floors clean. The tea
helps give the wood a beautiful luster.
Nestea. Dissolve eight tablespoons unsweetened Nestea in one quart of
cool water in a plastic bucket. Dip a soft cloth into the tea, wring it out
so the cloth is damp, and wipe the floors clean. The tea revitalizes the
wood, giving it a lovely shine.
Reynolds Cut-Rite Wax Paper. To clean and shine a floor between
waxings, put a piece of Reynolds Cut-Rite Wax Paper under the mop head and
give the floor a rubdown.